Woman in Wine: Waverly Accurso

A Northern California native from Granite Bay, Waverly has held many roles in the wine industry. She studied Wine Business at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. However, upon graduating, she realized it was the production side of the industry that intrigued her more. Looking for more hands-on experience, Waverly worked three grueling harvests around the world from Sonoma and Anderson Valley to Victoria, Australia. During this time, Waverly developed her passion for winemaking and met some remarkable mentors who encouraged her to pursue this profession.  


After traveling the globe as a cellar intern, Waverly started as a lab tech and worked up to an Enologist at Roederer Estate in Anderson Valley. She moved to Napa Valley in June 2018 and has been an important member of our production team ever since. When Waverly isn’t rolling up her sleeves in the wine lab, she can be found traveling, practicing yoga, snowboarding, and drinking fine wine (of course). When asked what she loves most about her job in winemaking, Waverly says it’s being part of a product that brings people so much joy that is most rewarding to her.  


I have always looked up to women in winemaking. It takes a lot of physical demand and strength. But we can do it just as well, if not better, than anyone else! I am proud to work among the women of the Napa Valley wine industry and hope to continue to see a rise in numbers. – Waverly